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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Australian government sites DDoSed - February 2010


DATE:
2010-02

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
Australia

AFFECTED SITES:
aph.gov.au and a number of other Australian government sites

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Many sites left unavailable, including the Australiam Parliament site going offline for 2 days.

SOURCE COUNTRY:
n/a

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
Anonymous (group of _chan (many), Ebaumsworld, Something Awful, Encyclopedia Dramatica, Partyvan, etc. users)

TYPE OF ATTACK:
DDoS

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
Peak of 16.84 megabits/second.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
Attacks, known as "Operation Titstorm," against a number of Australian government websites in response to proposed internet filtering legislation. Like most of Anonymous's hacktivism, these attacks were condemned by more formal anti-censorship groups.

URLS:
1. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/hackers-protesting-against-a-proposed-internet-filter-that-targets-pornography-shut-down-federal-government-website/story-e6frf7jo-1225828766740
2. http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/australia-cyber-attacks-could-last-months-hackers-20100211-nuzc.html
3. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/11/oz_anti_censorship_ddos_latest/


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